Search Results: "Stacy Schiff"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2005

"A lively, well-written, and most timely study of diplomacy in action."
Here's breaking news for the Francophobic freedom-fries set: without France, there would have been no United States. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES by Stacy Schiff
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As history, The Witches is intelligent and reliable; as a story, it's a trudge over very well-trod ground."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer provides an account of a foundational American tragedy of mass hysteria and injustice. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA by Stacy Schiff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Successfully dissipating all the perfume, Schiff finds a remarkably complex woman—brutal and loving, dependent and independent, immensely strong but finally vulnerable."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer presents a swift, sympathetic life of one of history's most maligned and legendary women. Read full book review >

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SAINT-EXUPêRY by Stacy Schiff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"The result is a strangely static and unfeeling biography of the dynamic and sentimental author of The Little Prince. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An overcautiously objective and unromantic approach to the French hybrid of T.E. Lawrence and Charles Lindbergh. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED by Sarah Bruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Bruni writes dark passages and playful moments with equal aplomb. The world is her oyster."
Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full book review >

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THE SAND GAME by Karen Schiff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2016

"A cerebral, heartwarming story that proves that even grown-ups can face growing pains."
In Schiff's (The First Supper, 2014) novel, the three adult Gerson siblings, devastated by the loss of their parents, examine their own lives and get a healthy dose of self-discovery.Read full book review >

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THE BED MOVED by Rebecca Schiff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Schiff's startlingly honest, deliciously wry stories herald the arrival of a beguiling new talent."
A talented young writer explores sex, death, and family relationships in this spare, enticing story collection. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SUPPER by Karen Schiff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A somewhat contrived but entertaining satire on the different ways of being right."
In this droll comedy of manners, sparks fly over a prospective union of two very different conservative families. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not necessarily groundbreaking, but a mostly intriguing, different kind of take on the self-help moneymaking genre."
An engaging look at "realigning our career-development practices with the world we live in today." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Caveat lector. The inclusion of contact information for Schiff's various investment companies highlights the element of self-promotion for both his businesses and the political approach he advocates."
Schiff (Crash Proof 2.0, 2007, etc.) offers a controversial set of remedies for the economic crash he believes is still on the horizon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2006

"Important reading for young and old alike."
Lawyer and activist Schiff resurrects nine little-known heroines who played a crucial role in America's humanitarian development. Read full book review >